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>>> welcome to "newsline." i'm catherine kobayashi in tokyo. surveyors from japan's capital have done is survey in the east china sea. china and taiwan also claim the territory. a team from the tokyo metropolitan government wanted to check them out in order no buy them but they never stepped on shore. ordered the survey. he wants a metropolitan government to buy three uninhabitated islands. so they inspected the area from their ships. some team members switched to smaller boats to study the waters and shore around the largest island. >> translator: we will use the data for the purchase and good use of the islands. >> he said they need to land to properly measure the island's size and to inspect the ecosystem. the governor says he'll join the team on a return trip next month. he's demanding the central government allow them to land. >>> a chinese government official protested against the survey. and chinese media joined in with their criticisms. the foreign ministry official launched a complaint with japanese embassy staff in beijing. both sides restated their country's positions.
>>> welcome back to "newsline." i'm yuko aotani in tokyo. israeli prime minister netanyahu is growing impatient with the international response to iran's nuclear development. he said sanctions and diplomacy have failed and he dismissed calls for israel to refrain from attacking iran. >> the world tells israel wait, there's still time. i say, wait for what? wait until when? >> netanyahu said if the international community refuses to give iran deadlines, it has no right to give israel orders. he's been asking the u.s. to set a deadline for military action, but u.s. secretary of state hillary clinton says there's still time for diplomacy to work. netanyahu will head to the united states later this month but won't be meeting u.s. president barack obama. israeli media quoted a senior israeli official saying white house staff declined netanyahu's request for a meeting with obama. netanyahu wanted to discuss iran's nuclear program. he was expected to press obama to set deadlines. the first time netanyahu has visited the u.s. without meeting the president, since taking office three
>>> welcome to "newsline." i'm a yuko aotani. they organized rallies in more than 100 cities on tuesday, the eighth straight day of demonstrations. the protests today are limited to several places and few people have turned out. no one appropriate teprotested e japanese embassy. this is the first day people have not showed up to demonstrate. police are on stand-by, but they have lifted their blockade on the road in front of the embassy. embassy staff said they have received information that a protest was planned. but authorities in beijing said e-mails to residents urging them not to take to the streets near the embassy. >>> chinese newspapers are reporting the protest in beijing tuesday was orderly. they did not report that protestors shattered the windows of the japanese consulate general in the northeastern city. the papers carried lengthy articles on two japanese men who landed on one of the island on tuesday. and they reported that chinese diplomats have launched a protest with japan. >>> japanese coast guard officers say a chinese government ship is sailing just outside
ahead, every wednesday at 1:00 p.m. here on "newsline." >> volunteer firemen from the e -- evacuated district can't wait to get back on the job. however, when the firefighters do return, they will be prepared. nhk world's report has this story. >>> as dawn breaks over the city, firefighters from nearby practice one final time. they're about to take part in the skills competition in fukushima. he operates the water and he also directs the other members seeing to it that they could have places efficiently. >> it is stressful. but all i can do is my best. >> reporter: he goaes the extra mile not only for himself but for his men tore. he used to head the fire department. but on march 11, 2011, the tsunami engulfed him while he was evacuating local residents. it was his team who discovered his body the next day. >> we placed his body on the back of a pickup truck. i did the driving. and we laid him on a futon. >> he told him how to operate the pump. making fine adjustment to the water pressure. >> translator: he was very passionate. he often told me to practice hard. if i was willing. but
>>> welcome to "nhk newsline." it's tuesday, september 11th. many japanese can't believe it's been that long since that day. a magnitude nine earthquake struck the northeast 18 months ago. that strtriggered a tsunami. nearly 16,000 people died. about 3,000 went missing. there was a meltdown at the nuclear plant. workers have been struggling ever since to bring it under control. decommissioning the plant will take about 40 years. the biggest challenge is how to remove spent fuel rods from the reactor pool. the operator aims to start extracting melted uranium. employees have to locate tracks in the containment vessels to fill them with water and cool down the fuel. they are using endoscopes and robots to do the job. a hydrogen reactor damaged number four. workers have been performing tests in order to remove the rods in december next year. debris se still scattered in the pool and that could slow down the operation. managers have had a tough time attracting workers. they say they will run out of help in five years unless they can find way to reduce workers exposure to radiation. offi
how their countries can both benefit from stronger ties. welcome to nhk world "newsline." vladimir putin is welcoming world leaders to russia's far east ahead of this weekend's apec summit. he's given a special greeting to china's president hu jintao by meeting with him first. hu is the first leader putin met in vladivostok, their countries share a border 4,000 kilometers. earlier, i spoke with nhk world's kaori nagao who is in vladivostok covering the apec meetings. >> reporter: the leaders covered a wide range of matters from economics to international relations. >> reporter: at the top the agenda was economic relations. they agreed not only to increase mutual trade and investment, but also to enhance the cooperation in areas such as energy and high-tech development. after the meeting, president putin made a keynote speech at apec's business forum. the three-day business forum is being held alongside apec sessions. businesspeople from 500 leading pacific rim companies attended friday's meeting. >> kaori, russia seems to be placing special emphasis on its far east, which borders c
their economic strategy on the east. welcome to nhk "newsline." russian officials have waited more than a decade to host their first apec economic summit. they've spent billions preparing for the event. delegates from 21 economies are seeing those preparations firsthand. they've gathered in vladivostok to talk about ways to promote closer economic ties and greater investment in the region. "newsline" will be covering the apec summit over the next five days. we'll also be taking a closer look at russia's asia-pacific strategy. nhk world's kaori nagao spoke to us earlier from vladivostok. >> reporter: hello, gene. the meeting happening here on russky island. what you see behind me is the bridge that spans the eastern bosphorous strait and connects here and also central vladivostok. apec foreign and trade ministers have started talks on wednesday. they discussed how to stabilize the food supply in the face of a global surge in grain prices. they agree to refrain from export controls and other protectionist measures. the ministers talked about apec's plan to lower tariffs on fast growing environment
>>> hello welcome to "nhk newsline." the japanese coast guard says six chie niece shchinese ships entered japanese waters. the coast guard is warning them to leave. the officials confirmed two vessels belonging to administration entered the area around 6:20 a.m. japan time. they passed 22 kilometers. four other ships entered japanese water. the crew of the chinese ships have told them they are contacting a regular patrol and the crew said the islands have traditionally being chinese territory. this is the first time since july that chinese government vessels have intruded into japanese waters. last month japanese authorities arrested then deported 14 hong kong activists and journalists for illegally entering japan. some of the groups members landed on one of the senkakus. >>> the u.s. federal reserve has stepped in again the try to stimulate the economy. the central bankers will get more money circulating through a tool called kwa eed kwau eed qu. >> the employment situation remains a grave concern. while the economy appears to be on a path to moderate recovery, it isn't growing f
>>> welcome to "newsline." the demonstrators have been protesting against the japanese purchase of the islands in the sea. messages are calling for rallies in 58 cities on tuesday. they will mark the anniversary of the incident in 1931 that led to japan's invasion of manchuria. around 200 people gathered monday in front of the japanese embassy in beijing. it was the 17th day of protests there. rallies took place in dozens of chinese cities over the weekend. police posted a statement online saying that destroying property is not patriotic. they called on protesters to observe law and order. police detained suspects accused of attacking a japanese affiliated super market and destroying japanese vehicles. a spokesperson called on protesters to exercise restraint. he stopped short of telling them to end their demonstrations. the japanese embassy is warning japanese nationals to be cautious. all japanese schools plan to close on tuesday. >>> japan's foreign minister and the u.s. defense secretary have been discussing how to defuse the tension between japan and china. gemba and leon p
>>> hello, there. welcome to "newsline." it's tuesday, september 18th. i'm catherine kobayashi in tokyo. people across china are raising banners and their voices against japan. the demonstrators have been protesting against the japanese government's purchase of the senkaku islands in the east china sea. messages online are calling for rallies in 58 cities on tuesday. they'll mark the anniversary of the incident in 1931 that led to japan's invasion of manchuria. around 200 people gathered monday in front of the japanese embassy in beijing. it was the seventh straight day of protests there. rallies took place in dozens of chinese cities over the weekend. some turned violent. police in beijing posted a statement online saying that destroying property is not patriotic. they called on protesters to observe law and order. police detained suspects accused of attacking a japanese-affiliated supermarket and destroying japanese vehicles. a spokesperson called on protesters to exercise restraint. but he stopped short of telling them to end their demonstrations. the japanese embassy is war
. we'll have full coverage on this story this hour. welcome to nhk world "newsline." protesters in china are marching, shouting, and showing they don't plan on give ug up. they held rallies against japan in more than 100 cities across the country. chinese are angry the japanese government nationalized zis puted territory in the east china sea. japan controls t s ths the senk islands. china and taiwan also claim them. roughly 2,000 demonstrators in the northeastern city of shenyang gathered in front of the japanese consulate general. some of them threw stones and plastic bottles at the building, shattering a number of windows. the demonstrators also tossed bottles at a nearby japanese restaurant. more than 5,000 people joined the protest in front of the japanese embassy in beijing. the crowd channelled the disputed island should be returned to china. some protesters threw plastic bottles and eggs into the compound. several thousand police officers are protecting the agency. that's the largest number since the protests began last week. more than 10,000 people have been demonstrati
>>> hello and welcome to nhk "newsline." it is wednesday september 19th. japanese citizens and businesses in china are bracing for another day of demonstrations. protesters led rallies against japan on tuesday in more than 100 cities. many turned out to mark the 81st anniversary. fewer people are expected to turn out during the day. many chinese are angry the government nationalized territory in the east china sea. japan controls the islands and china and taiwan also claim them. roughly 2,000 demonstrators gathered. some threw stones and plastic bottles at the building. they shattered a number of windows. others tossed bottles at a nearby japanese restaurant. more than 5,000 joined a protest in front of the embassy in beijing and stayed there for 15 hours. some protesters threw plastic bottles and eggs into the compound. analysts say the chinese government wants to avoid demonstrations spinning out of control, and causing a political backfire. more security they have ordered demonstrators to march in smler oups protests are planned in beijing and other major cities on wedne
>>> hello, welcome to nhk "newsline." it's trsday,eptember 20. i'm caerine kobayashi in tokyo. >>> the vice president said the japanese need to stop undermining japanese sovereignty. his comments follow more than a week after the purchase of the senkakus islands. xi met in beijing with leon panetta. xi criticized the nationalizatioof the islands. he said t purchase was a farce. xi urged u.s. leaders not to intervene. the islands fall under the scope of the security treaty. the treaty should not apply to the territory. a senior u.s. defense official quotes panetta as saying u.s. officials won't take sides. panetta is urging diplomats to keep talking to resolve the issue diplomatically and peacefully. >>> japan's coast guard officials are keeping a close eye on government ships in waters off the senkakus islands. there's no sign of a chinese flotilla. they have spotted 16 chinese patrol ships around the area since tuesday. they are fishing monitoring ships and vessels. at least six of those ships have now left the area. two were cruising near japanese waters on thursday morning.
is. >>> hello there. welcome to "newsline." it's september 24th, i'm catherine kobayashi in tokyo. chinese and japanese officials were to celebrate 40 years of diplomatic ties this week with a ceremony in beijing. but organizers have called it off. the two sides can't get past their dispute over the senkaku islands in the east china sea. the china/japan friendship association planned the event for this thursday. but the organizers said they wanted to postpone the ceremony for awhile. embassy officials sburinterpret that to mean it was canceled. the japanese government had ruined the atmosphere for the anniversary, the chinese say. china's leaders claimed the islands are chinese territory. chinese officials say former foreign minister and other leaders will still meet with japanese members of the association. the state-run xinhua news agency quoted saying that china remains committed to promoting friendship with japan. a senior japanese embassy official said that chinese want to use the proper meetings to reiterate their position and to urge the japanese to compromise. a japanese g
. >>> hello there. welcome to "newsline." it's tuesday, september 25th. i'm catherine kobayashi in tokyo. iran's president often challenges and chastises western nations in defense of his country's nuclear program. but ahmadinejad's critics argue he's trying to build a bomb by allowing scientists to enrich uranium. but he says he's willing to put a stop to the practice provided other countries fill in the gap. >> reporter: ahmadinejad spoke to nhk in new york where he's scheduled to attend the annual meeting of the u.n. general assembly. he sought to dispel international concern over the possible closure of the strait of hormuz. the main shipping route for middle east oil. >> translator: iran has been maintaining the stability of the strait. we will never pose a threat in its waters. >> reporter: western nations have been demanding iran halt its nuclear project. iran had responded by warning it might close in the persian gulf. about 90% of japan's crude oil imports comes through the narrow channel. iran held a large rally last week. in a speech, ahmadinejad said iran would press
will show you their struggles anthei scess on "the road ahead" every wednesday at 1 p.m. on "newsline." >>> people looking for a new home in a new land seem undeterred by the dangers. several boats loaded with asylum vehicles sunk in the last several months on the journey to australia. another ran into trouble on saturday off the coast of java, indonesia. rescuers saved 50 people. 40 people are still missing. reuters says 49 passengers were on board the leaking wooden boat when it was struck by a large wave. indonesian emergency services received reports about a stranded boat on monday from local fishermen. the police dispatched a local team to the island. >> translator: the boat was stranded on the island. the passengers took shelter in the forest after the boat began to take on water. >> almost 1,000 asylum seekers that died trying to reach australia. officials with the united nations refugee agency says they received 12,000 such people last year. australia authorities are working on a plan to reopen offshore detention centers. they hope to deter seekers by sending them to neighbori
-- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> hello there. welcome to "newsline." it's thursday, september 27th. japanese prime minister noda has told the united nations that japan is committed to resolving territorial issues peacefully, but in a speech, he said his country will defend its sovereignty noda did not give countries but spoke at a time of heightened tensions with china and south korea. >> translator: the attempts to use unilateral threats to achieve selfish ends do not accord with the fundamental spirit of the united nations charter. that is unacceptable and goes against the wisdom of humanity. >> he said it's the responsibility of nations to protect their territory. he said that japan will fulfill that responsibility. but he stressed that japan will uphold the principles shared by the international community under all circumstances. he also criticized south korea for rejecting a proposal to bring the dispute to the international court of justice. he said countries should pay more attention to the function of the international court. noda said japanese officials wou
wednesday at 1:00 p.m. japan time here on "newsline." >>> evacuated firemen have not wait to return back home and get back on the job. but the evacuation orders are still in effect. however when the firefighters do return they will be prepared. we have the story. [ speaking foreign language ]. >> reporter: a storm breaks over the city. firefighters from nearby practice one final time. they're about to take part in the skills competition in fukushima. this man heads the five man squad. he operates the water pump and he also directs the other members, seeing to it that they put out blazes efficiently. >> translator: it's stressful but all i can do is my best. >> reporter: he goes the extra mile, not only for himself but also for his late mentor. he used to head the fire department. but on march 11, 2011, the tsunami engulfed him while he was evacuating local residents. it was this man and his team who discovered the body the next day. >> translator: we placed his body on the back of a pickup truck. i did the driving and we laid him on a futon. >> reporter: he taught the man how to operate
>>> welcome back to "newsline." i'm yuko aotani in tokyo. >>> the japanese coast guard says six chinese ships entered japanese waters near disputed island in the east china sea. three remain in the area around the senkakus. the coast guard is warning them to leave. the officials confirmed that two vessels belonging to chinese state oceanic administration entered the area at 6:20 a.m. japan time. they passed 22 kilometers off the senkakus. four ships later entered japanese waters. officers say the crew of the chinese ships told them they're conducting a regular patrol. the crew reportedly said the island have traditionally been chinese territory. this is the first time since july, that the chinese government vessels have intruded into japanese waters. the japanese government bought the senkakus from a private owner. japanese chief, cabinet secretary, expressed regret over the incident. he said the government is demanding that the chinese fleet leave the area immediately. >> translator: it is the first time that as many as six ships have intruded into japanese territorial waters.
ahead" every wednesday at 1:00 p.m. here on "newsline." >>> the people responsible for disaster preparedness in japan have drawn up a picture of wide spread flooding in tokyo. the scenario shows flood waters rushing down residential streets and through business districts. the government council agreed on a set of guidelines on how to prepare and react. the council of cabinet ministers and disaster prevention officials drew out the recommendations. they call on central and local governments to coordinate on damage. they estimate commercial, residential and business districts would be flooded if the banks of the arakawa river were to overflow and collapse. around 860,000 people could be stranded on rooftops and other high places. government experts estimate more than 1 million people live in areas prone to flooding. the guidelines call on local governments to reexamine their evacuation plans and conditions for issuing evacuation orders. the recommendations say the municipalities should prepare evacuation facilities. they point out residents may not be able to return home for a lon
their struggles and their successes on the road ahead. every wednesday at 1:00 p.m., japan time. here on newsline. >>> tokyo is not known for its agricultural. hundred of years ago locals grew their own vegetables. now a group is trying to bring back long lost produce and findingsuccess. so much so that they're getting rave reviews on international rest rant guide books. rina nakano has the story. >> translator: this is good. >> translator: i've never had anything like it. >> reporter: these people are taking a bite from the past. the edo-tokyo vegetable plate is the hotel restaurant's tribute to historical tokyo cuisine. it's the first of its kind and offered for a limited time. what makes the dish so special? rare vegetables. one of them is even used for this confection. >> translator: i can't believe it's a vegetable. it looks like a great dessert. >> reporter: it looks like a stretched out pumpkin and smells like a honeydew melon, but it's actually a vegetable. it was popular during the edo period when sweets were hard to come by. >> translator: it has a nice, natural sweetness. >> reporter:
>>> welcome back to "newsline." the u.s. federal bureau of investigation is looking into whether terrorist groups were behind an attack in libya. gunmen stormed the consulate in the city of benghazi, they killed ambassador chris stevens and three other americans. officials say the gun men started shooting and throwing bombs. the building went up in flames. the attack continued for more than four hours. government officials described the assault as elaborate and said the fbi and libya are looking into the possibility that terrorist groups were involved. the attack fell on the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. marine corps commanders are sending the anti-terrorist unit to the libyan capital and strengthen security around american diplomatic facilities. >>> the members of the security council reaffirmed that such acts are unjustifiable regardless of their motivations. >> german ambassador is the current president of the council and said the council called on all u.n. members. to protect foreign diplomatic missions. and secretary general said in a statement that nothing justifies
>>> welcome back to "newsline." i'm yuko aotani in tokyo. >>> waves of demonstrators are marching past the beijing embassy. protestors are outraged about the japanese government's nationalization of the senkaku islands in the east china sea. the protesters are parading in front of the embassy compound. they're carrying chinese flags and placards. some of them have thrown eggs and plastic bottles at the embassy. several thousand police officers are guarding the area. the largest show of security since the protest began last week. people in 52 cities across china have staged similar protests. people in guangzhou marched around a building housing the consulate general. people in guangzhou and shanghai are taking part in similar demonstrations. officials at honda motors say they'll stop operations through wednesday at five plants in guangzhou. it will be hard to ship products with threat of violence. nissan motors closed two factories in central china since sunday. toyota, mazda, mitts subishi an suzuki have shut their plants. the supermarket chain closed all 15 stores in china. ito y
>>> welcome back to "newsline" i'm yuko aotani. the liberal carats ademocrats a choosing their next leader. watching the vote, she joins us live on the line. what can we expect to see.mayuko? >> 200 have gathered here. they're voting on a successor to their leader. they have a choice among five candidates, ishiba, former chief of the party, and front-runner. he is running against high profile competitors. abe, former prime minister, and ishihara is the party secretary-general. both of them are expected to challenge, ishiba for the leadership. others are running. machimura is former chief cabinet secretary, and hayashi is acting chairman of the party research council. 198 lawmakers are casting their votes. local party members have 300 votes. public opinion polls suggest, liberal democrats are in a possession to defeat the ruling democrats in the next general election whenever that is called. the person who wins the race has a good chance to take over as prime minister. one lawmaker i tacked to salked this is not just choosing head of the opposition party. lawmakers are choosing some
>> welcome back to "newsline". i'm yuko aotani in tokyo. rulers in the democratic party are getting ready to vote for their new leader weighing their choices carefully. their winner will become prime minister. and we are covering the vote. >> reporter: we have seen delegates filing in. the ven upue's atmosphere is ca not like what we saw a few weeks ago in the united states. delegates are sitting down getting to what the have come here for. each candidate will make a ten minute speech. the first expected to start speaking any minute. the prime minister noda will speak first, then agricultumini akamatsu, and haraguchi and kano. lawmakers and democrats were expected to run in national elections are eligible to vote here. 336 delegates in all. party members, members of local assemblies and supporters from across the country, cast their ballots too. those will be added to the total. if no one gets the majority, the two leading vote getters will enter a run-off. and nhk analysis suggests prime minister noda is the favorite to win in the first round. one lawmaker i talked to told me that
>>> welcome to "newsline." i'm yuko aotani in tokyo. >>> nthose who criticized japan go silent. china and taiwan also claim the territory in the east chinese sea. but there have been no reports of demonstrations during the day. and japanese resident are returning to their routines. protestors targeted the japanese embassy in beijing for eight days. the chinese government called on people to use restraint. and the site has been quiet two days. students at the japanese school in beijing went back to class on thursday. many of them live near the embassy. the school was closed for three days to ensure their safety. >> translator: some chinese people are too excited. we know many people who have common sense and take a global view. they see the dispute calmly. but no one hears their voices. >> all ten japanese schools across china have reopened. >>> japanese coast guard crews are tracking chinese government ships around the islands and warning them not to approach japanese waters. coast guard officers have spotted 16 chinese patrol ships in the area since tuesday. six of the ships h
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to talk about how their countries can both benefit from stronger ties. welcome to nhk world "newsline." vladimir putin is welcoming world leaders to russia's far east ahead of this weekend's apec summit. putin gave priority to china's president hu jintao by meeting with him first. the countries share a border
countries. that's all for this edition of "newsline." thanks for joining us. captioning sponsored by macneil/lehrer productions >> brown: at the united nations, israel's prime minister urged world leaders to draw a clear red line and stop iran's nuclear program. good evening, i'm jeffrey brown. >> woodruff: and i'm judy woodruff. on the "newshour" tonight, we get two views of benjamin netanyahu's speech in which he warned that tehran could be capable of making an atomic weapon next year. >> brown: then, was the attack on the u.s. mission in libya the work of al qaeda? we take a look.
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>>> 18 months on, japanese look back on the day everything changed. welcome to nhk world "newsline." one of the strongest earthquakes in japan's history shook the country a year and a half ago. few could forget what happened next. tsunami roared ashore, swallowing whole communities in the northeast. nearly 16,000 people died, almost 3,000 others are still listed as missing. the disaster also triggered an accident at the fukushima daiichi nuclear plant. people are taking time on this day to remember what happened on march 11, 2011, and what's changed since. residents of sendai in miyagi prefecture headed out to a monument before dawn to pray for the victims. >> translator: i still don't feel at ease even now. >> translator: i almost welled up with tears. but then i found i could pray calmly by looking out at the sea and the rising sun. >> about 70,000 trees made up a pine forest along the coast of minamisanriku, iwate prefecture. the tsunami ripped them all away. the lone survivor became a symbol of hope, but its roots are rotting, so workers will treat the tree to preserve it so it
>>> welcome to nhk world "newsline." people across the arab world are leaving their homes and their offices and heading out into the streets. protests against an american-made anti-islamic film are spreading. the growing turmoil follows tuesday' attack on a u.s. consulate in libya that killed an ambassador and three other staff. demonstrators in yemen are also targeting american diplomatic missions. they gathered in front of the heavily guarded u.s. embassy in sanaa. they chanted religious slogans. some threw stones at the buildings or attempted to climb over the walls. al arab al arabiya reports a number of people were injured. [ chanting ] protesters have been out in force again in the egyptian capital cairo. they gathered in tahrir square a few hundred meters from the u.s. embassy, which they stormed a couple of days ago. security forces tried to disperse the crowd. demonstrators fought back. health authorities say more than a dozen people were injured. protesters are angry the american-made film ridicules the prophet muhammad and includes scenes of a sexual nature. mus
>>> welcome to nhk world nooen "newsline." the japanese people's distrust of nuclear power now has a price tag. energy ministry says it'll take $600 billion to go nonnuclear by 2030. a recent opinion poll says that's what half the population wants. they spoke at a cabinet ministers in charge of policy. he says the cost would add up. he pointed to the expense of constructing generating facilities and power line. he warned that immediately shutting down reactors would cut the power supply by 30%. he said going nonnuclear would weaken the country's bargaining position when buying oil and natural gas. the government has promised to draft a new energy policy. ministers are working on scenarios for ending nuclear dependence while compensating for lost power generation. >> the prospect of a nonnuclear japan is proving to be a hard sell to big business. an executives association issued a challenge to the government. >> translator: the government must explain and prove how there will be no down side for business and people's daily lives if all nuclear reactors are scrapped in the future. th
of environment-related goods. welcome to nhk world "newsline." members of the asia-pacific economic cooperation forum are making it easier to buy and sell technology that generates renewable energy. foreign and trade ministers from 21 economies are meeting in vladivostok in russia's far east. they've agreed to reduce tariffs on a host of environment-related products. nhk world has the latest from vladivostok and in an in-depth look at how russia is expanding its footprint in the asia-pacific region. >> reporter: they've released a communique after the second day of talks. they have agreed to reduce tariffs on 54 environment-related products, not only solar panels but wind-powered technology and machines that convert waste into energy. the discussions on this topic took more time than expected. china's delegates initially opposed the agreement over fears the import of solar panels from abroad could hinder their domestic industry. ministers also agreed to combat trade protectionism. they say low economic growth means it's even more urgent to keep markets open. russian leaders trying to use the ap
-bye. captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >>> welcome to "newsline." it's friday, september 7th. i'm catherine kobayashi in tokyo. leaders from across the asia-pacific region see little value in putting up more walls between them. they are expected to agree to refrain from furth procedure techsism until the end of 2015. their ministers have agreed to cut tariffs on solar panels and 53 other green products. the leaders of countries in the asia-pacific economic cooperation forum will meet over
>>> welcome to nhk world "newsline." protests against the united states have spread across the muslim world since the release of a film accused of insulting the prophet muhammad. people in several countries took to the streets again after friday prayers. indonesia has the world's largest muslim population. about 250 people gathered in front of the u.s. embassy in jakarta. authorities deployed 300 police officers to guard the compound. the rally ended after two hours without any major incident. anti-american rallies were also held in pakistan. demonstrations took place in the capital islamabad and the cities of karachi and peshawar. public anger against the united states is already strong in pakistan where u.s. air strikes targeting suspected militants regularly cause civilian casualties. >>> in egypt, several hundred demonstrators clashed with security forces near the u.s. embassy in cairo. police used tear gas to disperse the crowd. >> authorities remain on alert ahead of possible demonstrations after the friday prayers. >>> japan's prime minister wants to change how his c
>>> welcome to nhk world "newsline." finding places to dispose of radioactive waste from the accident at tuck tuck fukus hi minch daici has been a struggle. officials have proposed a site north of tokyo. the proposal is the first of its kind and they've made to a preeffectural government in tochigi prefectures. they outlined the plan to the governor. the central government is responsible for disposing of radioactive wash and mud in nine prefectures. levels of cesium exceed the standard. tochigi prefecture is storing 900 tons of radioactive waste at sewer and other areas. the national forest in yaita city is large enough and far enough from residential areas for storge. the government wants to store radioactive waste in drums in underground concrete facility and dig wells to check whether radioactive materials are seeping into ground water. the government says the level of radioactivity in the air would not exceed 100th of one millisievert. the maximum annual amount not considered damaging to human health. >> translator: we need to courteously explain to the residents why
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